Boston Mobility Study, 1880 (ICPSR 7550)
Principal Investigator(s): Thernstrom, Stephen
This study was conducted to examine patterns of social mobility in Boston, Massachusetts. It contains individual-level demographic information such as amount of property, occupation, location of residence, and income at ten year intervals. It also contains a derived measure of intergenerational prestige mobility.
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Thernstrom, Stephen. Boston Mobility Study, 1880. ICPSR07550-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-05-05. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07550.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07550.v2
Scope of Study
Smallest Geographic Unit: Neighborhood
Geographic Coverage: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Population of Boston, Massachusetts.
Sample: The study consists of a sample base of data drawn from the 1880 United States census and a longitudinal extension through 1930, by decade, of selected variables. The extension was drawn from the Boston City Directory, marriage records in 1910, and birth records in 1930.
Time Method: Cross-sectional
Weight: The data are not weighted, and there are no weight variables in the data.
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-10
- 2015-05-05 The SPSS setup files were updated to conform to current standards. SAS and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a R data file, a tab-delimited data file, and a PDF codebook have been added to the collection.
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